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Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
242 Saint John St, Portland, ME 04102-3019
+1 207-874-6444
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor24%
  • Terrible10%
12 Aug 2017
“Our favorite, the standard”
11 Aug 2017
Opens in 13 min
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
242 Saint John St, Portland, ME 04102-3019
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We love Mexican food and are so thankful that we can count on Margaritas to consistently provide good drinks, service and food. We've become regulars and are glad to enjoy rapport with the staff. It offers lots of opportunities for making it an affordable night...More

Thank Alison1771
MargsMex, Public Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks, Alison! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Absolutely hideous. If I wanted microwaved glop that -in no way- resembles South of the Border chow, I'd....well...wouldn't eat that either.... I ordered take-out as I was traveling on business/doing the hotel thing. The staff seemed distant, indifferent, and not at all knowledgeable about what...More

Thank btcvsolo
MargsMex, Public Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi there, thank you for leaving us a review. We’re disappointed to hear that you feel this way, but appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Had lunch at Margarita's on St. John Street in Portland. It was a solo outing for a Jack Crisp, Street Corn OFF the Cob and an ice cold Draft Beer. The food was cooked perfectly and served at the proper temp. My server was Rachel...More

Thank mikefrommaine2017
MargsMex, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thanks so much for coming in and leaving us a review, Mike! :) We're glad to hear that everything was to your liking. Hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 8 May 2017

I've been coming to Margarita's for years now. The Enchilada Ranchera is my favorite dish. The portions are a good size and the free tortilla chips are a great bonus. Service has always been fast and friendly.

Thank Carrie W
MargsMex, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thanks for being a loyal fan all these years, Carrie! :) Looking forward to seeing you back again soon!

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Made reservations in advance for 25 people on a Friday night. The Margaritas staff made it look easy. Every order came out well timed and without a hitch. The waiters were excellent and had a sense of humor. The feedback from the diners was that...More

Thank TallPyne
MargsMex, Public Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

We're so glad you had a good time at Margaritas! We love hosting fiestas and get-togethers and we're happy to hear yours went off without a hitch! See you again soon, have a great week.

Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I visited this place and I was not impressed with the food pricing nor the odor. My service was however prompt and polite. I however would recommend going elsewhere do to the over powering stinch of I don't know what you may not be able...More

Thank summerblisscc
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This place was pretty good. I will admit that the taco meat on the nachos was not very tasty but loved everything else that came on them and it was enough for two. Chips and salsa were good. Located in a neat building with ample...More

Thank missqueenie
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I love Mexican food and have been going to Margaritas in NH for years and now this one in Portland. I give it 4 star's as it has very good food, I always had taco's with ground beef... You think you can find a Mexican...More

Thank Swdumont
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been traveling in the northeast for two weeks, and we were craving authentic Mexican food like we can find at home. This was bland. Tacos were served in pre-made shells, and the meat was not spicy at all. However their...More

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Has this restaurant gotten complacent (or worse) due to their length of time in Portland? Most bland Mexican food I've ever had. And, shredded lettuce on Nachos??? Mmm, no. Friend asked if she could just order a Chicken Chimichanga (no beans or rice) as a...More

Thank Samsmom T
KidTaco, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Thanks for the review. Sorry you did not enjoy. Our kitchen tries to get our food out as fast as it can. You must have caught us on a night where things backed up. We know that getting food out fast is important, so our...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 Saint John St, Portland, ME 04102-3019
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-874-6444
Authentically delicious food and drinks made fresh to order daily. Art and furnishings handcrafted in Mexico. For family, friends and community, the fiesta starts here. It's like being in Mexico without getting on a plane.
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